Medical Dictionary


noun para·gan·gli·on \-ˈgaŋ-glē-ən\
plural para·gan·glia \-glē-ə\

Medical Definition of PARAGANGLION

:  one of numerous collections of chromaffin tissue associated with the collateral and chain ganglia of the sympathetic nerves and similar in structure to the medulla of the adrenal glands
para·gan·gli·on·ic \-ˌgaŋ-glē-ˈän-ik\ adjective


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